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SLC dissolved by government
Friday 01 July 2011

Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage dissolved Sri Lanka Cricket- the governing body for cricket in the island nation amid allegations of corruption and mismanagement.

Aluthgamage will appoint an interim committee to run the sport, department spokesman Harsha Abeykoon told The Associated Press.

Sri Lanka Cricket has been run by successive interim committees — comprised of people favored by politicians of the day — for the past seven years. The sacked administration, headed by former national test bowler Somachandra de Silva, has been accused of waste and corruption.

Despite being one of the richest sports bodies in the country, has debts of more than USD 15 million after co-hosting the World Cup earlier this year with India and Bangladesh.

Sri Lankan governments have sacked previous elected boards and appointed administrations citing corruption, but no legal action has been taken.

Sri Lanka, which hosted 12 World Cup matches, reached the final of the tournament on April 2, losing to India in Mumbai.

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